three diverse and spectacular biomes including the temperate Falkland
Islands, sub-Antarctic South Georgia and the frozen Antarctic continent
hundreds of thousands of stately king penguins on the beaches of
incomparable South Georgia
abundant wildlife including seabirds, seals and even some of the great
whales at close range
the spectacular Antarctic wilderness in a casual atmosphere of
in comfort along towering icebergs, serrated maritime mountains and
landing craft allow visitation on remote shorelines and otherwise
ship's "open bridge policy" allows observation of its sophisticated
navigation equipment and provides an excellent location to view
wildlife the landscape (subject to weather and critical navigation
lecturers and naturalist guides
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Promenade Suite||Deluxe Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite||Owner\'s Suite|
|Jan 03, 2021||Jan 23, 2021||17,995||22,495||24,795||26,195||26,595||28,295||30,995||32,995|
|Feb 23, 2021||Mar 15, 2021||14,295||17,595||19,495||20,495||20,995||21,995||24,595||26,495|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Jan 03, 2021||Jan 23, 2021||17,995||26,595||32,995|
|Feb 23, 2021||Mar 15, 2021||14,295||20,995||26,495|
Please Note: The
2021 departures are 21-day tours, with an additional day at the start
of the itinerary that includes hotel reservations for two nights.
Embarkation for the 2021 departures happens on day 3.
the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make
Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world.
Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to
nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train
at the End of the World”.
at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition
Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed
by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the
mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel
past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.
3: Southern Ocean
the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the
albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our
Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and
dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will begin the
presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife,
history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean.
Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety
will also be held in the comfortable lounge.
4: West Falklands
westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that
have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze
alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguin
rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese
graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often
includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.
5: Stanley, East Falkland
for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat
for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as shops and most
services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office
featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool
items and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible
to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, including
sea lions and dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.
6-7: Southern Ocean
will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the
Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard
presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant
wildlife of South Georgia
8-11: South Georgia
unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit
of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to
tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent
mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with
castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an
astounding array of wildlife are all available to us as we travel down
South Georgia's leeward coast. Landing sites feature huge elephant
seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels,
skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened
adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We plan to visit
historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum,
Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station
plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest
Shackleton is buried.
12-13: Scotia Sea
farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife
watching as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.
14-17: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain
will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and
opportunity. Approaching the Antarctic Peninsula from the east we cross
the northern boundary of the Weddell Sea; this large cold body of water
rotates clockwise driving cold water and ice north towards South
Georgia and the South Orkney Islands. Large tabular icebergs born in
the Weddell drift north into our path while the ocean currents drive
nutrients from the deep, feeding countless species of marine animals.
Large groups of whales are common, along with scores of seabirds
thriving off the bounty the Weddell provides. Our route will stress the
most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin
rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well
as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include
picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, Wilhelmina Bay (a
favorite of humpback whales!), or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may
stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi
or a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie
House. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell,
crabeater and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along
with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal.
Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and
orca sightings are also common.
18-19: Drake Passage
will continue our lecture series and wildlife spotting as we sail back
to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.
We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 20.
20: Ushuaia Disembarkation
disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in
Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
Island Sky (Luxury Expedition, 108-guests)
Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, ice-strengthened hulls, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging conditions. Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. In 2017, Island Sky received additional upgrades, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on Promenade Deck 4.
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pre-voyage hotel night in designated embarkation city for 2019-2020
pre-voyage hotel nights in designated embarkation city for 2020-2021
scheduled shore landings
tea, cocoa and espresso available 24 hours daily
and Farewell cocktail parties
wine with dinner
drinks included at all time
pair of boots for use during the voyage
waterproof jacket to keep
from the public computers in the library
MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices)
international news service
Ushuaia, transport from central location to ship for embarkation
group transfer from ship to airport or central location upon
disembarkation in Ushuaia
695 (2019-2020 season)
895 (2020-2021 season)